East Coast Sound is a barbershop chorus based in northern New Jersey. The chorus was originally formed in 2007 under the name Tristar Chorus in order to compete in the Barbershop Harmony Society's inaugural Youth Barbershop Chorus Contest in January of 2008 down in San Antonio, Texas as part of the Society's International Midwinter Convention. Since then, the East Coast Sound has been the only youth chorus to compete at every subsequent midwinter convention, competing again in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Following changes made to the Youth Barbershop Chorus Contest, East Coast Sound chartered as an official Society chapter in early 2015 to begin competing in the Mid-Atlantic District. A youth chorus program persists under the umbrella of ECS. This youth chorus competed in Reno, NV at the 2016 International Youth Chorus Contest, earning the highest honor of "Superior" for the third straight year and was named International Plateau AAA Champions! The chapter proper went on to win the 2016 Northern Division Chorus Championship, and thereafter had the tremendous honor of finishing in 3rd Place in the 2017 Mid-Atlantic District Chorus Contest. East Coast Sound went on to repeat their Division championship and finish 5th in the 2018 District contest, and continues to work diligently at every rehearsal to improve, all the while retaining a vital focus on youth in harmony and spreading the word of barbershop.
Dave Ammirata: Director, Co-Lead Section Leader
Will Downey: Assistant Director, Bass Section Leader
Paul Franek: Tenor Section Leader, Head of Performance & Visuals
Joe Servidio: Baritone Section Leader
Francesco Logozzo: Co-Lead Section Leader
Mike Duca: Advisor
On July 23rd, 2017, East Coast Sound held our second annual show! Thank you to everyone who helped us make it a success. Stay tuned for news on the 2018 show!
East Coast Sound exists as the Caldwell, NJ Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. However, we spent 8 years as a youth chorus whose sole purpose was to bring youth into barbershop and compete every year at the International Midwinter Convention. When we chartered, we decided immediately that we would not allow our youth focus to fall to the wayside.
On February 3rd, 2018, East Coast Sound proudly co-sponsored Jersey Harmony Explosion alongside the Dapper Dans of Harmony. The event was a tremendous success, and we sincerely thank everyone who helped make it possible. Stay tuned for information about next year's festival!!